DSI: Sara Cornish, class of 2014. New Director of Marketing for Microsoft’s MineCraft Education venture. Former Senior Director, Games for Change. Former Communications and Strategy Consultant, UN Global Pulse. Recently married, moving to Seattle. Passionate Ultimate Frisbee player. Strategist, communication designer, facilitator. Interested in the intersection of games, technology and social change. Apply.
It wasn’t all that long ago that our first open house took place with a handful of faculty, in a temporary space, with no current students or student work to show. That was our first reception, before DSI opened, way back in 2012. This year, everything but the pioneering spirit and commitment to a career that benefits the world was different than that first gathering.
She came to DSI seeking new ways to create social impact, and instantly became a kind of emotional home plate for her cohort; the pioneering first class. She was the connector, the listener, the translator, the always ready smile. It came naturally to her. Now she’s putting all those qualities, as well as what she…
by Sara Cornish
“Placemat makes local stories and resources accessible, re-connecting neighbors to their neighborhoods.”
Sara Cornish has always been a passionate communicator and organizer, even as a third grader, when she furiously scribbled letters for a Save Lake Tahoe campaign. Prior to attending DSI, her focus was on corporate social innovation, creating impact-driven strategies for cross-sector communication and partnerships. She worked on the Communications and Partnerships team at United…